[ 1 syll. nea(l), ne-al ] The baby boy name Neal is pronounced as NIY-L †. Neal is used mostly in the English language and it is of Celtic origin. Neal is a variant spelling of the Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish name Neil.
Neal is rare as a baby boy name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1952, 0.058% of baby boys were given the name Neal. It had a ranking of #198 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, out of the family of boy names directly linked to Neal, Neil was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Neal include Neale (English), Neall (English), Neel (Indian and English), Neele, Neil (Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish), Neile, Neill (English), Niel (English), Naal, Nehale, Nehall, Nehalle, Neihl, Neille, Nell, Nelle, Nial (English), Nil (Russian), Nile (English), and Noele.
† Pronunciation for Neal: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"